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Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 6, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 6, 2011 4:08 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sometimes a show is just not worth saving.

Despite Hank Azaria's Twitter campaign to keep Free Agents on the air, NBC announced it canceled the show after only four episodes. Rumor is the Peacock will replace Free Agents with repeats of Whitney, under the logic that promotion overkill will force someone to enjoy it. At least Azaria still has The Simpsons... for now.

Some good news for Friday Night Lights fans: The movie is happening "for realsies," according to Connie Britton. "I think it's really a matter of... getting everyone's busy schedules aligned and making it happen," she said. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't organize.

Gordon Ramsay is all over Fox's menu. The network renewed MasterChef for a third season, making the number of Fox shows Ramsay stars in a total of four. What's next for Ramsay to judge -- X Factor?

James Marsden will be guest starring on the upcoming season of 30 Rock. No word on his character yet, but he is signed on for six episodes, causing speculation he will play Liz Lemon's newest love interest. First she went out with Jason Sudeikis, then John Hamm, Matt Damon, and now James Marsden? Liz Lemon, teach me your awkward dating ways.

Lizzy Caplan will be guest starring on New Girl for a three-episode arc as Nick's love interest. This is great news, because Caplan is basically perfect and I'm getting really sick of hearing Nick whine about Caroline. It's over, dude -- move on already!

Both Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Rosie Perez will guest star on Nurse Jackie. No word on who Armstrong will portray, while Perez will play an unusual patient, because there's nothing usual about her.

Nick Jonas and two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will both be guest starring on NBC's midseason musical Smash. The show, which follows a group of Broadway types trying to put on a musical about Marilyn Monroe, will feature Jonas as a child Broadway star turned sitcom star, while Peters will play a former theater sensation who lives her stage dreams through her daughter (Megan Hilty). It's basically all of Rachel and Kurt's NYC dreams, wrapped up on an entirely different television show. HA!

Snoop Dogg sold his family sitcom about a father (played by Snoop) and his misfit kids to NBC. Can they get the ball rolling and place it in Free Agents's former time slot already? Pretty please?!

Fox bought the drama series The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman's fantastic novel about a group of 20-somethings in New York that study magic and have access to a magical world - a.k.a. the adult Harry Potter, minus the British accents, plus way more sex. Color us excited.

Peggy Tanous announced she's not returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County's seventh season because she is sick of the drama. It's okay, Peggy -- I couldn't stand your drama either.

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